FAME (Financial Analysis Made Easy) contains information on over 2.8 million (public and private) active companies in the UK and Ireland. Historical information on companies no longer active is also available. There is up to 10 years worth of information from each company.
ACTIVITY 3A: Single Criterion Search
This activity is aimed at introducing you to Fame by searching for one company. It will provide an overview of some of the financial information available to you.
Tip: If you are unfamiliar with any of the terms in the report you may wish to refer to the financial terms dictionary at www.investopedia.com .
ACTIVITY 3B: Multiple Criteria Searching
This activity will look at a multiple criteria search in order to search for urban and suburban passenger land transport companies with a number of employees greater than 1500. Note in this activity we will only consider two search criteria, but when searching in the future you can use as few or as many of the search criteria from the centre of the FAME homepage in order to create a group of companies specific to your needs.
The Boolean logic combining the search criteria can be changed. Rather than the default of 1 AND 2 AND 3 (which means the companies returned will match all search criteria), the criteria can be changed to 1 OR 2 OR 3 (meaning the companies returned will match one or more of the search criteria, but not necessarily all).